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A documentary look at women who prefer to dress and act as men and who participate in NYC's predominantly African-American lesbian drag balls.
JFK's Women: The Scandals Revealed
This is a film about the real John F. Kennedy the President who was prepared to risk his political career in return for sex. In a terrible irony, as the American Press finally braced itself to reveal the story in 1963, he was assassinated in Dallas. It took his life, but it may have saved his reputation. Using new documentary evidence and recently-released FBI files, the film reveals his long string of affairs and lovers. His recklessness, and his belief that he was untouchable, threatened to lead to his political downfall. By the autumn of 1963, the American press was on the brink of exposing him. In Britain, a sex and spying scandal caused the resignation of MP John Profumo. One of the women involved in the Profumo scandal, Mariella Novotny, claimed to have had a relationship with JFK. An American newspaper picked up the story and published an article with coded references to the President, suggesting he was involved in a vice scandal. Perhaps it was only that fateful bullet which kept JFKs reputation inta
Boogie Man: The Lee Altwater Story
This documentary from director Stefan Forbes examines the political and personal life of the late Lee Atwater, notorious for his no-holds-barred strategies that powered the campaign of George H.W. Bush. Forbes analyzes Atwater's pivotal role in the rise of the Republican Party in the 1980s, and also documents a decidedly less partisan side of the strategist, including his passion for playing the blues.
Whitney Houston: An Icon Remembered
Relive the turbulent life of pop icon Whitney Houston. From Grammy Golden Girl to troubled wife of Bobby Brown to the coroner’s findings, we reflect on the incredible impact she had on the world of music.
American public schools are failing, despite leading the world in spending per student. THE CARTEL examines how the richest society on earth lost the ability to teach its children.
In 1969, Larry Hillblom founded his global courier company DHL. In 1995, the entrepreneur vanished in a plane crash off his Micronesian island home, leaving his billion-dollar estate to a university -- or so he thought. Directed by Alexis Manya Spraic, this engaging documentary tells Hillblom's story through the legal battle that ensued when would-be heirs began popping up all over the place to lay claim to the billionaire's bucks.
Everyone knows the woman who sued McDonald's over spilled coffee. HOT COFFEE exposes the propaganda campaigns to distort Americans' view of lawsuits.
One of the highest grossing documentaries in United States history, this multi-award-winning, Oscar-nominated film tells the inspiring true story of Chicago students who dream of becoming pro basketball players.
Inspiring and rich, Ingredients unearths the roots of the local food movement and digs into the stories of the world-class chefs, sustainability-minded farmers and impassioned activists transforming our broken food system.
2013 documentary, special-interest, environmental
In 2008, as George W. Bush tried to gift the energy and mining industries thousands of acres of pristine Utah wilderness, college student Tim DeChristopher decided to monkey-wrench the process, igniting the climate justice movement.
Amandla! A Revolution In Four Part Harmony
Interviews, archival footage, and filmed performances highlight the role of music in the South African struggle against apartheid.
America the Beautiful
In a society where models who weigh less than 90 pounds die from malnutrition, female body image is one of the more dire problems we face. "America the Beautiful" illuminates the issue by covering child models, plastic surgery, celebrity worship, airbrushed advertising, and dangerous cosmetics.
Two men discover the perils of going into business with their friends as they observe the rise and fall of their Internet firm over the course of its first (and only) year in this documentary produced by D.A. Pennebaker.
The Frank Matthews Story
Richer than Frank Lucas. More powerful than the Mafia. He was the biggest drug dealer in America.
Miracles In Our Midst
Amazing real stories of everyday people (and pets!) who have experienced extraordinary moments, divine miracles, from urban streets to remote forests. Welcome to the world of the divine.
Meet Sam Vaknin, author of the book Malignant Self Love. Sam knows hes a supreme narcissist, but is he also, as he suspects, a psychopath? To find out, he becomes the worlds first civilian volunteer to be thoroughly tested for psychopathy. Along the way, Vaknin encounters the minefield of scientific, ethical, moral and social issues involved in owning that label. When things dont quite go his way, he turns on the film-makers, unleashing vicious displays of verbal abuse, and some free psychological analysis of his own. Then, there's his wife Lidija. She wants a baby, but isn't sure that Sam is suitable parent material. And to make things worse, Lidijas sister believes shes been brainwashed by her twelve years with Sam. I, Psychopath is a classic road trip/head trip movie, with a strong narrative, jeopardy, a cast of engaging characters and an irreverent gonzo style. I, Psychopath is a classic road trip/head trip movie, with a strong narrative, jeopardy, a cast of engaging characters and an irreverent gonzo sty
The number of popular conspiracy theories and the speed at which they spread is growing. Over a third of Americans believe their government did not tell them the truth about 9/11. A third of Britons believes that Princess Diana did not die an accidental death. Cyberspace is bursting with sites dedicated to theories about JFK, UFOs, or Area 51. Looking at these events and others, this film reveals how our societys mistrust for government has created a culture of doubt. It examines the ways that fearful people find comfort in the order and explanations that conspiracy theories provide. But it also discusses how conspiracy theories frequently discourage honest discourse, and, historically, have led to disaster. Conspiracy Rising takes a hard, penetrating look at the psycho-social and philosophical roots of conspiracy theories, examining who tends to believe in them and why.
Winner - SXSW FF. This gripping documentary explores the dilemma Hurricane Katrina victims face as they fight to reunite with their pets.